Ways to wear the new Swatch SKIN

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has recently launched their thinnest line of timepieces aptly named SKIN, and I’ve been chosen to work with the brand to see how this new collection will fit into my wardrobe, and my lifestyle. Because they’re so thin, they feel like second skin and I am able to wear these watches without … Continue Reading

The lowdown: EMS toning session at VLCC Wellness

Everybody in fitness knows that the body grows according to variable stimuli. These, in the modern high-tech world where movement is close to becoming optional, now come in the form of exercise. As we are all physiologically programmed to adapt, you put the human body under enough stress and it develops with all its biological … Continue Reading

A day at Dentzz UAE

I’m not the biggest fan of getting dental work done. Maybe it’s the time, which I don’t have a lot of, or perhaps the idea of being “invaded”. Maybe it’s the gore flick The Dentist I saw as a child. But with all this in mind, I scheduled an appointment with Dentzz, a full-range dental … Continue Reading

How to Bokeh: Getting that background blur in your photos

“How do you make the background blurry in your photos?” I’ve been asked this 200 million times on Instagram so I figured it would be more efficient to address this question through a blog post rather than replying to individual messages. Indeed, that background blur, or what the photography community usually refers to as bokeh, … Continue Reading

Dos and don’ts of editing your Instagram images

Instagram is king of all social platforms right now. If it’s ever your intention to be respected for your visual artistry, Instagram is the medium to excel at for the sole reason that it’s the one that lets you process your images in exchange for the immediacy of others. This is not a debate of one … Continue Reading

Catching a bug of the Volkswagen variety

I’ve known the Bug since my childhood and seen many iterations go past, from the original Type 1 that rolled off the assembly line in 1938 to the early 2000s model to the current A5. It’s one of those cars that, due to its iconic aesthetic, you will always recognize even on a road full … Continue Reading

Wake up that sleeper: The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé

I’m back with another Mercedes and this time, it’s one of their more serious offerings that I’m reviewing – the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé. As you can guess from the name, this bubble-top two-door is no slouch – it’s a C-class given the special treatment by the automaker’s high-performance division. But with a price tag that starts from … Continue Reading

5 things you didn’t know about the cable knit jumper

Let’s talk about the cable-knit jumper. It’s warm and fuzzy and it’s one of those things you never really get to see much living in Dubai. You probably have the vague idea of it originating in some cold place due to the warmth it offers, but other than that it’s just another piece of clothing … Continue Reading

A week with the Mercedes-Benz SL 400

If you know me in person, you’d probably be familiar with my taste in cars. I want no more than two doors and two seats, ideally. And a convertible roof, even though there really is no place for it in a city like Dubai. The new SL 400 by Mercedes-Benz fits into that very specific … Continue Reading